Land of the Ever Young: Highlighting working-class people’s writing – The Irish Times

Land of the Ever Young: Highlighting working-class people’s writing – The Irish Times

This anthology of writing for young readers is the final instalment in Culture Matter’s publishing project, which is dedicated to showcasing “working people’s writing from contemporary Ireland”.

In her introduction, editor Jenny Farrell establishes “the right of the working class to express the wealth of their culture, articulate their experience of life”, and the importance that recognition plays for young readers, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, where poverty and limited opportunities can make it “more difficult [for them] to realise their full emotional, educational, social and economic potential”. Literature and art that reflect their life experience, that give them confidence in themselves, she writes, are crucial for inspiring them in both art and life.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/land-of-the-ever-young-highlighting-working-class-people-s-writing-1.4749250

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